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Parks & Green Spaces

DO! something outside in one of the many green spaces available to the public in downtown Omaha. Spend a beautiful Spring day taking a scenic stroll through a park. Spend a snow-covered evening admiring the famous holiday lights in the Old Market. Window shop, dine at an outdoor cafe, or check out one of the many summer festivals (art + music + food). Here are some of the favorite green spaces downtown.

 Parks & Green Spaces

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
705 Riverfront Drive

Opened in 2008, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge spans across the Missouri River, separating Omaha from Council Bluffs. At 3,000 feet long, it's the longest bridge to separate two states. The well-lit bridge attracts walkers and bicyclists. Enjoy live music in the Plaza area on Fridays during May and June. More info at BridgeBeats.com

Gene Leahy Mall
1302 Farnam Street

Omaha's Gene Leahy Mall is the Central Park of Omaha. Known for its lagoon and waterfalls, walking paths, gardens, playground, amphitheater, sculpture garden, and of course the iconic slides. Don't forget to bring waxed paper. Also the centerpiece for the Annual Holiday Lights Festival.

Heartland of America Park and Fountain
800 Douglas Street

Near Gene Leahy Mall, the Heartland of America Park is a great spot to read a book, have a picnic, or throw a football around. With the 1.5 million dollar computerized 320-ft fountain and light show located in the center of its small lake, Lewis & Clark Interpretive exhibits, WWII and Airborne Memorial Sculptures and a pedestrian bridge connecting to the Lewis & Clark Landing. Gondola rides by Heartland Gondola. Located across the street from the historic Old Market Area.

Lewis & Clark Landing
515 North Riverfront Drive

The 23-acre landing provides a variety of options to relax and enjoy the Missouri River, outdoor concerts and festivals. See Lewis & Clark Interpretive exhibits, the Omaha Firefighter's Memorial Monument and the second largest labor monument in the US; take the circular stairway or ramp to the river-level plaza with umbrella tables and chairs and marina; use the riverfront walk to visit the National Park Service Regional Headquarters and Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

 

SO MUCH TO DO!

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